Job No: 510765
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Instructional Assistant Professor - Non-Tenure Track - Writing
Employee Classification: Instructional Asst Professor
Division Name: Academic Affairs
College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Location: Normal, IL
The Department of English at Illinois State University invites applications for a nine-month non-tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor with expertise in Writing Studies and the Teaching of Writing. Applicants should have experience in teaching both introductory and intermediate undergraduate writing courses, and be able to teach writing in academic disciplinary genres and writing in business and professional genres. We especially welcome applicants who demonstrate teaching expertise in socio-cultural and/or cultural-historical approaches to the teaching and researching of writing.
The selected candidate will join our nationally recognized Writing Program, named a “program of excellence” by the Conference of College Composition and Communication in 2015; and will teach ENG 145 and ENG 145.13, in addition to ENG 101. To learn more about the program and these courses, we recommend visiting isuwriting.com before applying. Selected candidates may
also teach courses that build connections between writing and other areas of their expertise, depending on department need and faculty endorsement.
This position offers a 4-4 teaching load with a competitive salary and benefits, renewable contract, and potential opportunities for summer teaching.
The ISU English Department emphasizes an English Studies model in its undergraduate, MA, and PhD programs, and includes scholars in the fields of Children’s Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Publishing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, TESOL, and Technical Communication. Department faculty and graduate students are a community of diverse scholars who value collaborative and interdisciplinary work. For additional information about the department, please visit english.illinoisstate.edu.
- An earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, or a closely-related field (such as TESOL or English Education).
- A record of successful college teaching in introductory and intermediate undergraduate writing courses.
Proposed Starting Date
August 16, 2021
Salary Rate / Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience.
Required Applicant Documents
Please prepare in advance the following four separate documents, and upload to complete your application by March 12, 2021:
1. Letter of Application
3. Teaching Statement that explicitly addresses: (1) your understanding of a socio-cultural and/or cultural-historical approach to teaching undergraduate writing and research; and (2) your approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching undergraduate writing and research
4. Sample Syllabus for either an academic disciplinary genres course (like our ENG 145) or a business and professional writing genres course (like our ENG 145.13)
Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Maegan Gaddis, Writing Program Assistant Director, at email@example.com, in advance of March 12, 2021.
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior
Optional Applicant Documents
Certification of Retirement Annuity
PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior
Special Instructions for Applicants
All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax or mail will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin March 12, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews of selected applicants will be conducted via video call or telephone.
Contact Information for Applicants
Dr. Rachel Gramer, Chair of the Writing Program Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Information for Applicants
If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Application Opened: 02/11/2021 05:05 PM CST
Application Closes: 03/13/2021 08:00 AM CST